DJ Cleo’s Son Zoey Monyepao Invited to Train with Orlando Pirates’ First Team, Gains Star Status on Social Media

DJ Cleo’s son, Zoey Monyepao, is currently in the spotlight for an exciting development in his burgeoning career as a footballer.

Reports suggest that the 18-year-old talent, born in 2005 (although his exact birth date and month remain relatively undisclosed), has received an invitation to train with Orlando Pirates’ first team.

Zoey’s affiliation with Orlando Pirates dates back to 2022, and he has been actively sharing his journey with the renowned Soweto-based football club on his social media platforms.

Mzansi’s Reaction to Zoey’s Rise

In the wake of this noteworthy news, Zoey Monyepao has experienced a surge in his social media following.

People from across South Africa, known colloquially as Mzansi, have eagerly weighed in on this development.

Some enthusiastic supporters have even drawn comparisons between Zoey and celebrated Pirates goalkeepers from the past, such as the late Senzo Meyiwa and Brighton Mhlongo, who similarly embarked on their paths to stardom after joining the Buccaneers during their teenage years.

@n22hko expressed their admiration: “Your hard work is paying off!! A journey has begun. Well done. Star player!”

@mayooskiii celebrated Zoey’s progress, exclaiming: “Zoey Monyepao is reaching new heights!”

@shelovessihle, who seems to have been following Zoey’s journey for a while, stated: “Witnessed the talent from back in ’17.”

@mpumelelo_ndaba_17 simply declared: “Number 1!”

@takalani.nenungwi enthusiastically chimed in: “Izinja baba!!”


Zoey Monyepao’s ascent in the world of football, particularly within the Orlando Pirates’ setup, has ignited excitement and garnered widespread support.

The comparison to iconic Pirates goalkeepers underscores the immense potential seen in Zoey.

His dedication and progress, evident on social media, have captured the imagination of fans across Mzansi.

This story is a testament to the power of determination and the support that young talents receive as they chase their dreams in the world of sports.

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